Seattle CoArts

Providing a community for artists to meet and share their love of art

Fall Paint-Out

Fall Paint-Out Samish Island

September 10 – 15 , 2017

Paula Parks will begin Fall Paint-Out Sign Ups at the March 28th Seattle Co-Arts Meeting. In order to reserve a spot, you will need to give Paula a non-refundable check for $50.00 made out to Seattle Co-Arts. The remainder is due July 15th.

The dates of our Seattle Co-Arts Fall Paint Out are Sunday, September 10th after 3pm to Friday, September 15th after lunch.

  • Standard cabin: members $360, nonmember $410
  • Deluxe cabin Shared: members $390, nonmember $440
  • Single (non shared) deluxe cabin: members $410, nonmember $460

(Standard cabins, you walk to the bathroom & shower building and Deluxe cabins have in building bathroom & shower.)

NOTE: This cost includes: cabin, 15 fabulous meals, table space in lodge for painting, the best painting companions ever, and the most beautiful grounds to wander and views to paint.

The surrounding country side for plein air painting is fantastic. In the evenings, you can play games, paint/create, watch a movie or go to bed early. Basically this is a fantastic week of eating, sleeping and creating to your hearts content. This is also one of the best opportunities for really getting to know your fellow Seattle Co-Arts members.

This Fall Paint-Out Week is a great opportunity to spend dedicated time to your creative self, time to restore and build up your energies, time to devote creating new work or finishing that project. Come paint with us!

Fall Paint-Out Chair: Paula Parks,, 206-546-0964

Samish Workshop

Jacqui Beck Samish Island Workshop

June 4th –9th , 2017

Expressive Acrylic & Mixed Media

With a focus on enjoying the art process, this workshop offers a great opportunity to learn many ways of working with acrylic paint and mixed media: collaging, stamping, stenciling, using a variety of media, and other ways to apply and remove paint.

Participants will learn to make art that is expressive, contemporary, and personal and will learn about the process of abstraction and how to use abstracting to make artwork that is creative and interesting.

We will explore the artistic process to understand how to move more deeply into your own creativity. The workshop is open to participants with all levels of experience, whether you have ever painted with acrylics or not.

To see more of Jacqui’s paintings and for more information about her:

Costs: M is Member, NM is nonmember

Standard Cabin & RV: M $440.00, NM $490.00
Deluxe Cabin Shared: M $460.00, NM $510.00
Non-shared Deluxe Cabin: M $480.00, NM $530.00
No Housing. [ Staying off site but attending each day] : M $390.00, NM $440.00

A non-refundable deposit of $50.00 is required to hold your spot at the time of registering for the workshop. The remainder amount will be due at the April meeting.

To Register contact Ginni Guest, June Workshop Chairperson

Jacqui Beck is an artist, art educator, and creativity coach living in Seattle, Washington. She has been teaching students of all ages for over fifteen years and is an adjunct professor of art at Seattle Pacific University. Her award-winning expressive acrylic paintings are collected and exhibited in the United States, Canada, Europe, and New Zealand and are available through Columbia City Gallery and artEAST Gallery. She has a master’s degree in counseling psychology from the University of Victoria, and is a trained life coach and creativity coach. She has studied at Gage academy of Art and with many nationally known artists.

Visit for more information and more samples of Jacqui's art.

2017 Seattle Co-Arts 67th Annual Juried Show

2017 Seattle Co-Arts 67th Annual Juried Show

Juror: Denise Cole

Mercer Gallery
April 17 – June 2, 2017

CoArts 2017 Juried show

CoArts 2017 Juried show

Calendar of Juried Show Dates and Events
Sunday, January Entries Open
Sunday, January 30 Deadline for Entries to be considered for Postcards and Poster
Sunday, February 12 Entry Deadline
Sunday, February 26 Juror decisions
Friday, March 3 Notifications to artists
Saturday, April 15 Deliver work for hanging
10 am – 12 pm
Monday, April 17 Show opens
Saturday, April 22 Awards Reception 2 – 4 pm
Friday, June 2 Exhibition closes
Friday, June 2 Dismantling of Show and Painting Pickup 10 am – 12 pm

2017 Juried Show Committee:

Committee Chair – Janice Patterson
Assitant Chair – Ellen Busteed
Digital Entry – Beth Betker
Photography ‐ Photography Judith Heim, Sandra Kahler
Publicity – Lauriel Sandstrom
Reception – Carey Sorensen
Awards –Awards Ellen Busteed
Graphics (postcard, poster)– Elaine Cohn
Name Tags – Jonlee Nunn
Notifications – Kathryn Flanagan
In-take paintings, release – Sharon O’Brien, Kathryn Flanagan
Exhibit hanging– Eve Ingraham
Bio Book – Bio Book Kathryn Flanagan
Silent Auction – Ellen Busteed
Rapid Response Team – Jen Sonneborn, Judy Snell, Eve Ingraham

2017 Annual Juried Show Juror – Denise Cole

Denise’s award winning paintings have been featured extensively in juried shows and galleries. And in 2006 she was given the honor of being the poster artist for the Edmonds Arts Festival.

Denise has served on the board of the Northwest Watercolor Society and has been a respected juror, speaker and instructor. Teaching watercolor classes for over 15 years,

Denise also has taught several courses in art career development for Edmonds Community College and other arts organizations. In 2014 she was awarded the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce Business Arts award for recognizing the positive community impact of business support of arts and culture.

visit her website at Cole Gallery

Eligiblity to Enter Juried Show


Seattle Co-Arts juried members in good standing who have attended at least three meetings in the last 12 months (as of and including the January 2017 general meeting) are eligible to enter the 2017 juried show. Board meetings and the Samish Paintout also qualify as meetings for eligibility purposes.

The show chairs are not eligible to receive awards.

Any painting accepted and shown in a previous Seattle Co-Arts Juried show is not eligible for entry into the 2017 show.

Specifications :

Each artist may enter two paintings. All entries must be the original work of the artist, executed without the supervision of an instructor, not based on any copyrighted material and completed within the last two years. All painting, drawing, and collage mediums are acceptable.

The Mercer Gallery contract states that “artwork will be judged on aesthetic quality, physical suitability for display and appropriateness of the content at the proposed site. The City reserves the right to refuse work the day of hanging.” This means no frontal nudity or anything inappropriate for a public area where children are present.

Size limits:

Paintings must be between 11x14 inches and 36x48 inches. If there are a number of very large paintings, this will, of course, reduce the number featured..

Approximately 60 images will be selected for display..

All digital images will be kept on file with the show committee until paintings are delivered to the venue. All paintings must be exactly as they appear on the image. No substitutions accepted and all work must remain in place until the end of show.

Digital Entry Submissions

While much of the information requested below will also be recorded on the entry form, receiving it in the requested format is necessary for creation of entry charts, juror chart, gallery list, receiving and pickup charts, etc.

Image Infomation
  • All images must be jpeg files
  • name files as: lastName-firstName-title.jpg
  • Example: VanGogh-Vincent-The-Starry-Night.jpg
  • Resize your images at 300ppi and 1800 pixels on longest side
  • If possible, send all images and information in ONE email
  • send to to Beth Betker at
Include in Email:

Include the following information, in the following format, FOR EACH IMAGE, in the body of the email:

Contact Information
  • Name
  • Phone number
  • Address
  • email:
  • website:
Painting Informations
  • Artist name as it should appear on the label
  • Title
  • Medium
  • Framed size
  • Price

*Please note that information on the entry form must correspond with the information requested in the Digital Entry submission.

Getting help with photographing sizing your digital prints

Commercial Services for Digital Photography –Price range $20-$30 per painting

Digital Canvas Northwest— 3003 S. Lk. Crabapple Rd. Marysville, WA 98271-7920
Cary Cartmill picks up and delivers once a week, on Wednesdays, at Christopher’s Framing (used to be Autumn’s Framing and Gallery), 537 Main St. Edmonds, 98020. (Call Cary ahead to arrange pickup time)

Art and Soul — 2860 NW Market St, Seattle (206) 297-1223

Magic Photo— 22912 WA-99, Edmonds 425-672-6800

Help Within Seattle Co-Arts price range $12-$15 per painting

Certain members within Co-Arts will photograph and size and submit images for you. You will need to make your own individual arrangements with these people. Prices will be reasonable and vary based on what you want them to do (photograph only or photograph, and/or computer preparation and image submittal).

Sandra Kahler
6230 33rd Ave. N.E. Seattle, WA, 206-985-2093 and 206-799-1984

Judith Heim
Richmond Beach, WA , 206-542-3231, 206-595-3374


All artwork must be framed or have gallery wrapped edges and be ready to hang with a wire on the back about ¼ of the way from the top. The back of the painting must be clearly labeled with your name, title of the work, medium and price. Please also include your contact information.


By submitting your work, you give Seattle Co-Arts permission to use your images for publicity purposes such as press releases, printed promotional materials, the Seattle Co-Arts website, and in other forms of social media. The artist will always be credited. Artists retain all rights to their work.

Entry Fee and Form

You may submit either one or two paintings for the $25.00 entry fee. Payment should be made by check payable to Seattle Co-Arts and received no later than Sunday, February 12, 2017. If you wish to have your work considered for the postcard or the poster, you must submit it by January 30.

Mail your check and entry form to:

Janice Patterson
20420 Richmond Beach Dr.
Shoreline, Washington 98177

Information on the entry form must correspond with the information on the images sent to Beth Betker. Please see the entry form.

Commission and Sales

The Mercer Island Arts Council charges a 25% commission on all sales. All purchases will go through the front desk. The Gallery will collect the purchase price plus sales tax. An inventory of sales will be provided at the close of the show. Approximately two weeks following the close of the show, a check will be issued by the City Finance Office to Seattle Co-Arts for 75% of the sales. Co-Arts will then be responsible for disbursement to artists.


Seattle Co-Arts will hold the 2017 juried show at the Mercer Gallery in the Mercer Island Community & Event Center. It is a lovely site featuring stunning views of Lake Washington and the Cascade Mountains with convenient parking and easy access. The Center is open seven days a week: Mon - Fri, 7 am – 9:00 pm; Sat, 8:00 am - 9:00 pm and Sun, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm.